What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Taupo for the first time?

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David Graham
Brisbane, Queensland
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on March 1, 2023
Experienced fly fishers should target brown trout in the Tongariro River at the southern end of Lake Taupo. It seems the big Rainbow trout are located a fair few meters below the surface (i.e. deep water) so unless you have your own boat etc, then best to charter an equipped boat.

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Rajarajan Selvarajan
Auckland, Auckland
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on January 12, 2023
Fishing license is a must and you can do only fly fishing in the rivers and creeks. Lake Taupo - you will need a boat to catch any fish as you can not catch anything from the banks. Lure fishing is the way to do it and no live baits. Trout size 35cm to be legal to keep.

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Gail Mcmorran
Ramona, CA
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on February 23, 2019
Having fished the wilds of Montana this was pretty tame by comparison and we had never trolled for trout before. But Marty was very professional, his boat and equipment were perfect and we caught several small to medium size trout. Thanks Marty!

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Matt Green
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Went fishing with White Striker Charters Troutcatcher on January 10, 2024
Maybe not the most fish you'll ever catch, but they're beautiful and quite large!

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Kristina Gray
Napier City, HKB
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on September 20, 2023
This was our first time. We went with Marty Staine and it was the perfect day out. Caught plenty of fish with Marty’s set up. Recommend going with his fishing trips.

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Cheryl Laniewicz
Arvada, CO
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on February 28, 2023
Great guide! He has everything you need and knows where to go, walks you through your catch and is very professional as well as fun!

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Marilyn Wright
Bethel, VT
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Went fishing with Fish Taupo on March 5, 2022
Go with a well known charter operator so that you learn tricks and techniques for trout fishing in the lake.

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Noela Thompson
New Zealand
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Went fishing with Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III on May 15, 2021
Beautiful lake with amazing scenery. Easy and quick boarding and time when you start fishing. Clean and comfortable boat

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Craig Ashby
Hamilton, WKO
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Went fishing with Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III on November 14, 2020
Take a warm fleece and maybe a sandwich to eat But apart from that Captain Nick did it all for us

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Azleena Khairuddin
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Went fishing with Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III on September 28, 2023
Not too cold not too hot, the water are great and not too harsh. Not too sea sick

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Ken Bowden
Auckland, AUK
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Went fishing with Taupo Lake Adventures – Bravado III on April 29, 2019
Make sure you have appropriate clothing and for ladies , gloves as it could be cold and windy